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Friday, December 28, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Steward

Jennifer Robin Kemmerle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Klotz of Jim Thorpe, and the late James Kemmerle and Rita Kemmerle of Summit Hill, became the bride of Greg Steward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Steward of Lehighton, on Sept. 15, 2012 at Dinkey Memorial Church in Ashfield.

The Rev. Anthony Pagatto officiated the double ring ceremony. Cathy Smith was the organist.

Given in marriage by her stepfather, William Klotz, the bride chose Nicole Reabold of Jim Thorpe to be her maid of honor. Jessica Cameron of Naples, Fla. was the matron of honor.

Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Sunday School class of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church performed "The Not-So-Silent Night" in front of family, friends and the church congregation during the annual Christmas pageant.

Sunday School students of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Summit Hill presented their annual Christmas Pageant titled "The Not-So-Silent Night" on Sunday.

The play was a light-hearted and modern-day twist on the birth of Jesus. The setting was a courtroom where shepherds Abel, Seth and Josiah, played by Ian Mertz, Alexis Berger and Stephen Hood, were charged with disturbing the peace after becoming excited over the birth of baby Jesus.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Members of the Carbon County Bar Association recently presented donations in the amount of $1,500 each several area libraries. Above left, attorney Gerald Strubinger, CCBA board member; with Diane Danielson, library director at the Palmerton Library; and attorney Barry Shabbick, chancellor, Carbon County Bar Association.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Staff members of the Lehighton Area Middle School cafeteria workers were recently treated to lunch from Chick-fil-A in Lower Nazareth, courtesy of 99.9 The Hawk's "Back to Work Perk" contest. Middle school employees attending the party included, from left, Mike Deangelo, Lisa Serfass, Leanne Douglas, Nancy McCabbe, Kara Curry (99.9 The Hawk DJ), Kevin Long, Bryon Garrison (99.9 The Hawk tech), and Keith Patterson. Kneeling are Dawn McCabbe, left, and Jessica Gasper.

It was a sweet treat for the cafeteria workers at Lehighton Area Middle School.

After years of preparing and serving foods to hundreds of hungry students, cafeteria employees were treated to a free lunch last week, courtesy of 99.9 The Hawk's "Back to Work Perk" contest.

The staff was nominated for the contest by middle school art teacher Jessica Gasper.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This is the fourth and last column in a series about vision correction.

There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. In this column, we'll cover surgery.

Surgery is used to correct a variety of eye disorders. Of special interest to seniors is surgery for cataracts, so we'll start there.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, the clear part of the eye that helps focus images like the lens in a camera. Cataracts can blur images and discolor them.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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The Carbon County Bar Association recently presented a $1,500 check to Becky Wanamaker, director of the Lehighton Memorial Library. From left are attorney Kim Christie, CCBA board member, Wanamaker, and attorney William G. Schwab, CCBA board member.

Monday, December 24, 2012
Bernice Solt

Bernice Solt, a resident at the Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 95th birthday on Dec. 2.

Originally from Emerald, and later Slatington, Bernice says she is staying young at The Village by staying active.

She plays Scrabble almost every day, reads the daily newspaper, plays bingo and likes word games twice a week. She participates in hymn sings, crafts, lunch trips and other events.

She is also a Phillies fan who favors Roy Halladay and, like many others, was disappointed that the Phillies didn't make the post season.

Monday, December 24, 2012
Ruth Huhn

Ruth Huhn, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, will celebrate her 101st birthday on Christmas Day.

Born in Brooklyn, Indiana in 1911, Ruth was the first born child of the late William F. and Jennie V. (Witmer) Weber. Her father was born and raised in Weatherly and was a telegrapher for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Both parents and Ruth's family were members of Salem Reformed Church in Weatherly, now known as Salem United Church of Christ.

Friday, December 21, 2012
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Marian High School cheerleaders, Alexandria Hutta, Tiffany Grutza and Ashley Cinicola, will participate in the pre-game performance for the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on New Year's Day.

The game, which begins at 1 p.m., pits the Nebraska Cornhuskers against the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Marian cheerleaders accomplished first place in competition while attending cheerleading camp in Pine Forrest during the summer months, allowing the girls to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in this bowl game.

Friday, December 21, 2012
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The Carbon County Bar Association recently donated $1,500 to the Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe. From left are attorney Greg Mousseau, CCBA board member, and Susan Sterling, library director.